Oakville Council Unanimously Votes in Favour of Glen Abbey Heritage Protection

Oakville’s beloved Glen Abbey property is being granted heritage protection - to save it from potential redevelopment -after town council unanimously voted in favour during a meeting on Monday night.

Heritage designation prevents real estate development at 1333 Dorval Dr.

Owner ClubLink is proposing a mixed complex which includes 3,222 residential units, 121,000 square feet of commercial space and roughly 124 acres of permanent, publicly-accessible green space.

The renowned golf course, designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, is the country's most famous course.

The Glen Abbey property is already designated under section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act but the existing designation is limited to the Raydor Estate House.

On May 15, 2017 council recognized the Glen Abbey property as a significant cultural heritage landscape and directed staff to proceed to phase three of the cultural heritage landscape strategy implementation.

The new designation would expand the designation to include the entire property as a significant cultural heritage landscape.

Glen Abbey development applications will be considered on Sept. 26 during a special meeting of planning and development council.

Residents can e-mail townclerk [at] oakville [dot] ca to register as a delegate or provide feedback.

Photo courtesy of the Town of Oakville

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